Wirral: Walk On

About us

Walk On is a programme of short health walks designed to increase the health of local people. The walks are set in different locations and on different days, and are aimed primarily at people who do little or no exercise. All walks are led by trained walk leaders and last between 30 - 60 minutes (average 45 minutes).

Call the contact number for an up to date copy of the walks programme or download from this site.

All walks are free and we aim to encourage brisk walking as the ideal form of exercise. However all participants are encouraged to 'go at your own pace', so don't worry about not being fit enough. All you need to do is turn up at the time and place stated on the programme.

The main aim of the scheme is to improve people's health and fitness, and along the way to get some fresh air, enjoy a chat and have some fun with like minded people.

So whatever your goal, whether you are trying to reduce your blood pressure, reduce your weight or stress levels, control your diabetes, or just 'feel better', why don't you join us on the road to improved health.

Our walks

 

Weekly Walk Programme

Birkenhead Park - every Monday, 11am, including Bank holidays. Meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre for an easy or leisurely walk of 30 minutes or one hour.

Every Sunday, meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre at 11am for faster walk of 45 minutes. An easy walk is also available.

Tuesday evenings at 7pm from 6th May to 16th September. Meet at Claughton Medical Centre, Park Road North. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.

Arrowe Park, 10.30am on Tuesdays. Meet at Red Rooms cafe, off Arrowe Park Road for either an easy walk or longer option. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.


Port Sunlight - every Wednesday, 11 am, meet outside Port Sunlight railway station, near the bowling green. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.

Royden Park - every Thursday, 2.30pm, meet in the main car park. **Please note this is a more adventurous walk and sturdy footwear is required**. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.

West Kirby - every Monday and Wednesday at 12 noon. Meet at Wirral Sailing Centre, near Morrisons, West Kirby.  Parking available at the Sailing Centre. Contact 0151 637 6434 for more information. The Monday walk is  more demanding and not suitable for beginners.

Tranmere walk in Victoria Park. Meet at Church Road entrance at 10.30 every Friday from 4th April.

Wallasey evening walk from 6th May. Every Tuesday with easy and longer options. Meet at Grove Road Station.

Eastham walk at 1.30pm every Wednesday starting  7th May. Meet at visitor centre

All walks are free - just turn up. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
No dogs.

 


Events

Summer Special health walk on Friday 23rd May from 11am to 2pm. Meet at car park next to Morrison's at the end of Dee Lane, West Kirby, CH48 0QG. There will be a choice of three different walks to suit all abilities from a short accessible walk to longer walks. All walks will meet for lunch in Ashton Park. This is one of the Wirral Walking Festival walks. Contact 0151 652 5197 or email birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk for more information.

 

Get Walking Week 3rd to 10th May. New walkers welcome to join any of the walks on the programme.

 

Many of the walks also feature in the Wirral Walking Festival from 1st to 31st May. Go to www.visitwirral.com for more walks.

Contact us

Anne Litherland
Senior Ranger
0151 652 5197
birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk


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Comments

Reddish: (28 Jun 2012)
 

Olympic torch relay 1st June

The Olympic torch came through Birkenhead Park on Friday 1st June between 6 and 6.15pm. This was a great celebration in the sunshine! Thank you to all the walkers who helped with the Change4Life in Wirral stand.

Anne Litherland

Reddish: (14 Jul 2012)
 

New walk on sundays

This walk had been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Anne Litherland

Reddish: (28 Jun 2012)
 

walk leader training

A very successful day. The next training session will probably be over 2 days in October. Please contact Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre on 0151 652 5197 or email birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk if you would like to train as a health walk leader.

Anne Litherland